“Control our destiny”

Morton’s Lady Potters 51, East Peoria 36

Because Tiger Woods injured himself badly in an auto accident this morning in California, I put on my golf writer cap today. (Column on Golfdigest.com.) As to what happened in East Peoria’s gym tonight, I confess to being so busy with Tiger that I didn’t catch the EP live stream until it was 15-3, Morton.

Soon enough it was 30-7, about what’s to be expected when one team is 6-2 in the Mid-Illini Conference and the other is 1-7. Of Morton’s 13 players, 12 scored. East Peoria made six 3-pointers in the second half and cut Morton’s lead to 47-36 with 2:20 to play. Not to say the Potters got nervous, but coach Bob Becker did send in starter Katie Krupa to steady the ship.

Becker later said, “We played our bench liberally. Some nice execution, but at times it could have been much better.” Looking ahead to M-I games against East Peoria (Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Potterdome) and two with Limestone before finishing with two against first-place Dunlap, the coach said, “We are in control of our
own destiny as far as conference. We win five more we will earn the title. We hope to keep improving and be 1-0 after our next game on Thursday.”

Krupa led Morton’s scoring tonight with 14. Raquel Frakes had 9, Graci Junis 6, Paige Chapin 4, Cailyn Cowley and Maggie Hobson 3 each. With 2 apiece: Paige Griffin Faith Hostetler, Sedona McCartney, Abbey Pollard, Gaby Heer, and Addy Engel.